Senior Security Engineer - Compliance Operations

Colorado, USA, Remote

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Datadog is looking for a Senior Security Software Engineer to join our Compliance Operations team. The Compliance Ops team is responsible for designing, reviewing and implementing key security controls and technologies, collaborating on engineering and business efforts across the company, and operating as security-related software engineering subject matter experts in direct support of security compliance initiatives and requirements.  Working in partnership with GRC and other Software Engineering teams, you will help secure Datadog’s evolving hybrid cloud platform as we seek to better serve the growing community of customers who rely on us every day.

At Datadog, we place value in our office culture - the relationships and collaboration it builds and the creativity it brings to the table. We operate as a hybrid workplace to ensure our Datadogs can create a work-life harmony that best fits them.


What You'll Do:

  • Fulfill a primary role in supporting secure software development including secure code review, automating CI/CD pipeline processes; supporting Compliance tool design, development, testing and deployment (Go/Python/Java/Javascript).
  • Provide leadership with cross-team security training to raise security awareness, advocate coding best security practices and standardize security testing capabilities across Engineering DevOps teams.
  • Contribute to security solution design(s) and implementation(s) that leverage modern services, architecture and technology to enable Datadog’s security and engineering teams to quickly adapt to an evolving hybrid cloud threat landscape.
  • Participate in the creation, review and implementation of technical security and compliance-related engineering requirements across multiple Engineering teams
  • Document Datadog security practices to guide engineers and provide transparency to customers, prospects and other stakeholders.
  • Discover, design, develop and maintain automated solutions to uphold Datadog’s continuous compliance program across a broad set of industry and federal regulations and requirements.
  • Drive compliance efforts to enable Datadog to enter increasingly regulated markets, identify gaps for continuous improvement action.


Who You Are:

  • You have a BS in Computer Science, Cybersecurity and/or equivalent experience.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of relevant software engineering experience and are proficient in at least two programming languages.
    • You are fully fluent in Go or Python.
  • You have an additional 3-5 years of relevant security engineering or Compliance experience.
  • You’ve successfully automated tedious, mundane or routine tasks with custom scripts or tooling.
  • You understand how to articulate security controls and what it takes to achieve and maintain security compliance in a cloud native environment. 
  • Exposure to multiple compliance and regulatory regimes (e.g. FedRAMP, GDPR, HIPAA, ISO 27001, PCI DSS).
  • You want to be part of a team within a fast paced, high growth environment that values pragmatism and initiative.
  • Your writing is beyond reproach.


Bonus Points:

  • MS in Computer Science or Cybersecurity
  • Relevant CSP Certification(s):  AWS, GCP, Azure
  • Relevant Industry Certification(s) (CISSP, CISA, GCIH).
  • Experience with multiple languages (Go, Python, Java, Javascript, bash, others).
  • Verbal communication is your cup of tea.


Benefits and Growth:

  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Continuous professional development, product training, and career pathing
  • Intradepartmental mentor and buddy program for in-house networking
  • An inclusive company culture, ability to join our Community Guilds (Datadog employee resource groups)
  • Access to Inclusion Talks, our internal panel discussions
  • Free, global mental health benefits for employees and dependents age 6+
  • Competitive global benefits

Benefits and Growth listed above may vary based on the country of your employment and the nature of your employment with Datadog.


In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Rule (“EPT”)

The Senior Security Engineer - Compliance Operations role salary typically ranges from $180,000 to $200,000, plus variable compensation and a competitive equity package. Your actual compensation will be determined based on your skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, Datadog offers a wide range of best in class, comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits. To learn more about Benefits click here.

#LI-Remote This is a remote position



Equal Opportunity at Datadog:

Datadog is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to offer equal employment opportunity to everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, and more. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.


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Any information you submit to Datadog as part of your application will be processed in accordance with Datadog’s Applicant and Candidate Privacy Notice.

Tags: AWS Azure Bash CI/CD CISA CISSP Cloud Compliance Computer Science DevOps FedRAMP GCIH GCP GDPR HIPAA ISO 27001 Java JavaScript PCI DSS Privacy Python

Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Equity Health care Salary bonus Startup environment Transparency

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America South America
Country: United States

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